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How to Get Your Child Reading from a Young Age

How to Get Your Child Reading from a Young Age

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book” - Dr. Suess Knowledge is power and the more you read to a child the more knowledge they absorb. Studies have shown that reading to children from a young age has many long term positive impacts. Once children can read, it can lead to more developed language skills, independence, and higher levels of creativity. Some children love to read to the point you might have to tear the book away from them. Others have to be bribed and coerced to read with sweet...

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Fall Crafts for Kids

Looking for something fun to do at home with your child? Arts and crafts are a great way to spend quality time with your kids, and we know it can be hard to find some fun ones. We wanted to make it easy for you so we’ve created a list of our favorite arts and crafts activities for you to try this fall! Leaf Hedgehogs Materials you will need: Leaves from your favorite fall foliage tree Black marker Glue White paper Scissors (Optional) Steps: Glue the leaf/leaves on a white piece of paper, draw hedgehog spikes on the leaf/leaves and...

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Best Gifts For Children or Grandchildren

Best Gifts For Children or Grandchildren

With the rise of online shopping, you have access to thousands of gift options with the touch of a button. So, it can be hard to find the perfect present for a child or grandchild. Whether it’s their birthday or Christmas, or just because, finding an affordable gift can be hard, especially a parent approved one.  Here at Binks & Books, we understand the struggle to find something a child will love and value for years to come. So we did the work for you! We looked at top mom blogs and reviewers to find the top rated gifts of...

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Love Binks and Books? We do too!

We love to talk about books and the importance of reading to your child. But, we know that to a parent the best advice comes from other parents. We want to give you the opportunity to tell us and tell other parents how much you love reading to your child at bedtime. Share with us any secret tricks to getting your kids to bed early. Any of your favorite stories to read together. Bedtime life hacks. Photos of you and your child reading. The blanket fort you build with your Binks and Books blanket. Anything! Most of all we want...

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The Benefits of the Bedtime Story

The Benefits of the Bedtime Story

It is important to take a step back from our screens and the technology that consumes our lives to recognize why a book before bed is valuable in many ways. Reading to your child before bed helps with their brain development, expands their vocabulary and improves their mental imagery. It is also beneficial to you as a parent because it allows you to bond with your child, it creates a comfortable environment where each of you can enjoy quality time with one another.  A child that is read to is introduced to ideas and objects that they might not otherwise...

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